Hinauta Jeep / Canter Safari
Distance (From Madla Bus Station): 30 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: Park remains closed from Mid- June to mid-October every year. Entry Fee & Safari Charges are subject to change by the management without any prior notice.
At a distance of 30 km from Madla, Hinauta Gate is another entry point to the Panna National Park. The entry gate from Hinauta zone is near the NMDC jungle camp after crossing the village of Hinauta.
The terrain in this region is predominantly rocky and dry. It is the best spot to find some wild cats including tiger, leopard, and others. One can also spot Sloth bears in this zone. Besides, one can explore the beautiful gorges and ravines, compelling waterfalls and the thick green forest during the jungle safari.
Jeep Safari and Canter safari are available here for visitors. Tourists are required to book entrance ticket either online at MP Forest Department website or by visiting the entrance gate booking counter. One needs to pay for safari vehicle and guide fee at the entrance gate. The safari is organized only in the forest department approved vehicles. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest. They can be hired at the entrance gate or through your travel agent. Usually Panna safari ticket booking is not a problematic task but still, we recommend advance online safari tickets booking to avoid any inconvenience at last moment.
All the visitors are required to carry their original identity proofs during safari drives as it is verified at the entrance gate. Safari tickets are non-transferable. Here safaris are done on open safari jeeps and canters. Maximum 20 vehicles are allowed to travel into Hinauta zone- 12 in the morning and 8 in the evening hours. However, the evening safari on Wednesdays is closed. Maximum 6 people are allowed to sit in one jeep and up to 20 tourists are allowed in a safari canter vehicle.
Hinauta Zone opens for day visits from mid-October to mid-June. Formalities to enter the park takes around 20 minutes and thus, it is important to reach 30 minutes prior to the safari timing. Panna Tiger Reserve has very good tourist accommodation at Jungle cottage Hinauta. The rooms are allotted on the first-come-first-serve basis and on the condition of availability. Reservation is done by the Field Director.
Safari Timings: 6.30 AM - 10.30 AM & 2.30 PM - 5.30 PM, Evening Safari closed on every Wednesday
Safari Permit Fee: Rs. 250 for Single Seat in Jeep, Rs. 1500 per Whole Jeep (max 6 Persons). Jeep hiring cost & guide cost extra (around 2500 per jeep and 480 per guide).
Note: Safari cost changes frequently